If you’re a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, use a Wyoming (WY) eviction notice to begin the process. Your eviction notice must be written according to Wyoming state law, and give your tenant the legally required amount of time to respond or move out.
In Wyoming, eviction lawsuits are governed by Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 10 of the Wyoming Statutes.
Wyoming Eviction Notices by Type
Download a free eviction notice customized for Wyoming state law below in MS Word (.docx) or Adobe PDF format.
Lease Termination: Use this notice to let a tenant know that you’re ending a month-to-month lease, and that they must prepare to leave your property. In Wyoming, there is no requirement for how much notice landlords must give tenants to move out if they’re on a month-to-month lease.
3-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance: Use this notice to begin evicting a tenant if they’ve broken the terms of your lease. In Wyoming, landlords must give tenants three days’ notice before the eviction process can proceed in court. In that time, tenants may have the option to fix (or “cure”) the problem.
3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit: Use this notice to begin evicting a tenant if they haven’t paid rent on time. In Wyoming, landlords must give tenants three days to pay rent before the eviction process can proceed in court.
If you wish to send a letter simply reminding your tenant that rent is late (without threat of eviction), use a late rent notice.
Eviction Laws & Requirements
- Laws: Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 10 of the Wyoming Statutes
- Notice to Quit Premises Required: 3 days WY Stat § 1-21-1002 and § 1-21-1003
- Proceedings When Defendant Fails to Appear: WY Stat § 1-21-1005 (2018)
- No Continuance for the Defendant For Longer Than Two Days Without a Bond: WY Stat § 1-21-1007
- Writ of Restitution Restoring the Plaintiff to Possession of the Premises and Collecting Unpaid Rent and Costs: WY Stat § 1-21-1013
What is the Eviction Process in Wyoming?
Step 1: Serve the notice
The landlord lets the tenant know they either violated the lease terms, or don’t intend to renew the lease (if the tenant is month-to-month).
Step 2: File for eviction in court
The landlord files a complaint, which explains the reasons for the eviction, and a summons for a writ of restitution at the local Circuit Court where the property is located.
Step 3: Attend the court hearing
The Circuit Court will issue a summons to the tenant by using a process server. The summons will tell the tenant the nature of the complaint, as well as the court date. At this time, the tenant can file an answer.
Step 4: Finalize the eviction
If the tenant doesn’t appear at the hearing, the Court will find for the Landlord. The Court may also find for the Landlord after the presentation of evidence, after which the Court will issue a Writ of Restitution authorizing the sheriff to forcibly remove the tenant from the property.
Related Wyoming Court Forms
- Answer to Complaint: This form allows the tenant to defend themselves from the claims made in the eviction notice. For instance, the tenant can answer that there is no violation and they should be able to remain on the property, or they can deny the amount of damages owed.
Eviction Information for Wyoming Landlords and Tenants
Landlords are subject to local, state, and federal laws regulating landlord rights and responsibilities. For example, landlords are not allowed to discriminate against protected classes, and laws require them to disclose certain kinds of hazards on the property.
Landlords must be aware of the rights of tenants, too. There are a wide variety of resources detailing the laws landlords are subject to.
Tenants need to be aware of their basic rights as residents in Wyoming, such as the right to withhold rent if the landlord does not perform certain basic repairs. While tenants are allowed to represent themselves during small claims eviction actions, there is also legal help available around the state of Wyoming (WY) to help tenants understand and fight for their rights.